Category: Commentary

Today we learned that Pride Toronto, the organization behind Toronto’s annual pride celebration, voted to exclude participation from law enforcement in the parade and pride celebrations.  They actually took conscious action to exclude law enforcement including officers who happen to be …

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Law enforcement has had a strained relationship with the transgender community for many decades.  And much like other minority groups, the transgender community has clashed many times with law enforcement throughout the community’s fight for equality and civil rights.  But …

Community Hypocrisy Read More »

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These are challenging times for law enforcement and especially those LGBT law enforcement professionals who are trying to balance their role as a law enforcement officer with the fear and reality of being a non-heterosexual and or transgender citizen in …

Time To Rise And Act Read More »

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In cities large and small, in every region and state, there is a population of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This isn’t news and shouldn’t surprise even the most naive law enforcement professional.  How visible LGBT people are in …

Every Agency Needs An LGBT Liaison Read More »

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“Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and professional life…”  These words are from the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and part of the oath law enforcement officers are required swear commitment to upon being hired as a …

The Catch-22 In The Closet Read More »

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